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Barracuda the first and only Microsoft Azure Certified security solution provider

We are pleased to announce that the Barracuda Web Application Firewall and the Barracuda NG Firewall are now Microsoft Azure Certified.

Microsoft Azure Certification assures that the Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda NG Firewall have been tested for readiness and compatibility with the following:

  • Microsoft Azure public cloud
  • Microsoft Cloud Platform hosted by service providers through the Cloud OS Network
  • On-premises private cloud Windows Server Hyper-V deployments

Microsoft announced this certification earlier today, and we are excited to be the only certified security solution.

Scott Guthrie announces the Microsoft Azure Certified program in his keynote

The Microsoft Azure Certification brings Barracuda customers several benefits:

  • Time of deployment of both products is cut by 50-80%
  • Ease of deployment increased by 90%
  • Deployment bandwidth requirements are reduced to near-zero
  • Current and future Barracuda on Microsoft Azure products will now allow both evaluation and purchased licenses at deployment time

More information about Barracuda security solutions on Azure can be found on our Microsoft Azure program page here.

More details on our current Microsoft Azure Certified solutions:

The Barracuda Web Application Firewall for Microsoft Azure is the first integrated, fully scalable security solution on Microsoft Azure. With predefined security templates for web applications and 3rd party packaged applications like Microsoft SharePoint, companies of all sizes can enjoy total application security with no need to learn, configure, and manage complex technology. It is fully integrated with Microsoft Azure and can dynamically scale to meet application performance and workload requirements.

Learn more on why deploying the Barracuda Web Application Firewall makes sense in Microsoft Azure. Download the whitepaper "Securing Applications on Microsoft Azure".

The Barracuda NG Firewall for Microsoft Azure provides next generation firewalling and secure remote access to Microsoft Azure. It enables organizations to deploy sophisticated multi-zone network architecture in Azure, just like their on-premises networks. By using the proprietary high performance VPN protocol extension TINA, the Barracuda NG Firewall deployment enables secure high speed (>1 Gbps) site-to-site and client-to-site connectivity between on-premises networks and mobile-user devices, as well as connectivity between VNETs in Microsoft Azure. Best of all, it's the industry's best centralized management, ensuring highly scalable and fault tolerant network infrastructure required by today’s users, without the management overhead.

Learn more on how the Barracuda NG Firewall can help your organization by reading "Firewalls in the Cloud- Microsoft Azure" Whitepaper.

You can find the Barracuda Web Application Firewall in the Microsoft Azure Gallery here. The Barracuda NG Firewall is in the Microsoft Azure Gallery here.

For more information on our Microsoft Azure Certified solutions, visit

For more information on the Microsoft Azure Certified program, visit

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